Minnesota Department of Health Releases COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer School
On May 27, the Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer School: Executive Summary, along with detailed guidance in the COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Summer School. This guidance provides health recommendations to pre-K through grade 12 schools that have completed the 2020-21 school year. Schools that have not completed the 2020-21 learning year must continue to comply with the requirements in the Safe Learning Plan through the last teacher contact day of the 2020-21 school year, or after June 13, 2021, for year-round schools. This summer school guidance will be updated if national and state recommendations evolve over the coming months. Source: Minnesota Department of Education
2021 Bond Referenda Results
MSBA's Bond Referenda Results for February, April and May shows six districts passing bond referenda and nine districts that failed to pass bond questions. For the bond referenda detailed list (updated May 12), click here. If you don't see your district on the list, send your information to MSBA's Greg Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Webinar Again Offered for School Election Officials Who Need Training in Odd-Year Elections
MSBA has again teamed up with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office to offer a one-hour training to review election timelines, new laws that affect elections, absentee and early voting, pre-election and post-election duties, and more. School district election officials can simply register for the Election Officer Training by visiting https://mnmsba.wufoo.com/forms/m1xi1u9n0djjkmb. The cost is $99. When your election officer registers, a link to the webinar will be sent to the person and a form to document training will also be sent along. After the training, the form can be given to the district’s county auditor. MSBA offers this training because state statute only requires county auditors to offer training in even years. This way, districts with odd-year elections, special elections and referenda elections can get a refresher on what is required from school election officers so the process can run properly. If you have any questions, call Greg Abbott at 800-324-4459 or email@example.com.